dontcha just love the vintage lettering that is currently all the design rage? i do. i’ve always loved this style of lettering. this print really caught my eye. the typography and hand lettering are fabulous. the phrase is oh so adorable!
I have never been one for tinsel or multi coloured lights at Christmas. These DIY lanterns caught my attention because they’re easy to make and they fit into my colour palette of mixed metals and white! Simple, functional and pretty!
You only need a few simple tools to complete this project. The cones themselves are fashioned from perforated sheet metal which can be found at most craft stores.
Check out the full DIY at A Merry Mishap.
Anna found this neat “diamond” ring at H&M for $5 (!) and even though she didn’t like the weird faux-antique finish of the metal, she decided to buy it anyway and give it a very mod makeover.
Images via Door Sixteen
Anna spray painted the ring with two coats of matte black Rustoleum Rust Reformer. I love the effect! What a great idea. I never thought of spray painting jewelry before – I must try it on something!
I love the fact that Anna is also sporting a black manicure and a Tattly which is essentially a temporary tattoo. Very edgy. And you fashionistas out there know that edgy is so in right now.
image via Tattly
To see more tattoo styles visit Tattly here.
Autumn. The humidity is already gone and the lazy, hazy days of summer are becoming cooler and fresher. There is a crispness to the air. I’m looking forward to watching nature change it’s colours. To drinking a cup of warm cocoa and snuggling under a cozy blanket. Boots and comfy socks. Luxe sweaters and scarves. Stew made with root vegetables – one of my favourites! Fresh apples from the farm.
Learn how to make this mushroom garland in Sweet Paul’s autumn issue.
Nothing beats buying apples from your local market. So sweet and juicy at this time of year!
I just have to try this lavender hot chocolate recipe by à la mode.
Cozy blankets. Perfect for curling up with a good book.
I’m really loving interior designer Amber Lewis’ beautiful home via the glitter guide. The key to her design aesthetic is balance. Her big ticket items (such as the sofa) are neutral and she accessorizes with bold, bright colour and pattern. Amber mixes different styles and adds unexpected touches – which is what makes her space so unique. Vintage finds, crazy patterns, exotic textiles, and natural accents are the perfect formula for those of you who love this bohemian look!
Today I’m curating a great blog for those of you of who like fashion, but don’t want to break the bank.
Meet Lindsay Turner. Esthetician, Professional Makeup Artist and self-proclaimed thrift shopping addict. I’ve been following her blog for a while and she never ceases to amaze me with the unbelievable outfits she puts together for less than what some pay for a pair of shoes!
Lindsay’s blog Thrift and Shout is jam-packed with thrift tips, inspirational outfits and a house tour complete with more bargain finds!
To give you an example of how thrifty Lindsay is, here is the cost breakdown of the two outfits shown above (in US dollars):
1) Vintage dress: Goodwill $4.99, DIY jean vest: gift $0, Belt: Goodwill $1.99, Bracelet: Forever 21 $5.90, Shoes: Goodwill $3.99, Total Cost: $16.87
2) Floral Top: Goodwill $3.99, Banana Republic Skirt: Goodwill $3.99, Vintage Clutch: Goodwill $1.99, Colin Stuart Shoes: Goodwill $3.99, Necklace: Goodwill $5.99, Bracelet: Target $10, Sunglasses: Target $13, Total Cost: $42.95
For more thrifty inspiration visit her blog!
I created this typographic art myself using a free downloadable glitter background and text. This was my mantra in my younger, party hard days.
I think I’ll hang it on an inspiration board in my home office as inspiration. An ode to my youth. A reminder to keep my state of mind fresh and current! And when noone is watching… I’ll dance and sing until my mascara runs!
Have a great weekend, whatever you do!
I accidentally found the Etsy Shop Faux Kiss while I was searching the internet for botanical prints. Shop owner Jean Cody makes art in her studio near Portland, Oregon. Her passion is exploring ways in which artwork integrates so curiously with vintage book pages. I love these unique pieces of artwork – especially the whimsical “princess” animals that she creates!
Unless you’ve been hibernating during the summer months, you’ve probably noticed the colour explosion that has hit the runway, interior decorating, food styling and summer fabrics. Bright hues are everywhere and it is about time! I kind of like these bold, in your face colours as they are reminiscent of the 80s! From bold corals to pastel palettes and neon flourishes, colour is HOT this summer!